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Lucid employee's body found in Four Lakes

The man who shot and kidnapped an employee of a marijuana shop in Cheney on Sept. 10 has been captured, and the body of his alleged victim found off a street in Four Lakes last Friday. Yakima Police...

Movin' on up

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Recently at a Medical Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed the members that in all likelihood they were about to jump into the big fish pond. As the city approached, and actually surpassed...

Good read

Eastern Washington University quarterback Gage Gubrud visited Salnave Elementary School on Sept. 19 to read to third-graders. Prior to reading book, Gubrud answered a variety of questions from the...

News briefs

New works on display at EWU gallery Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is displaying new works by artist Garrick Simonsen beginning Sept. 27 and running through Oct. 26. Simonsen will give a lecture on Sept. 27 at the gallery, located in...

Caution needed in school zones

Cheney police and firefighters, along with Cheney High School administrators, assist a 17-year-old male who was struck by a car while crossing North Sixth Street as school got out Monday afternoon....

Work crew inmate sought

Spokane Valley deputies were searching for a Geiger inmate worker who walked away for his work detail at approximately 2 p.m., Sept. 19, in the 9500 block of East 8th Ave. Duncan P. Mead, 22, was in custody for violating a no contact order when he...

When marauding dogs attack

Four cats have been killed and two more injured by a pair of dogs that also might be responsible for a similar attack in Cheney in June. According to reports from several residents in the area of Avalon Place, Golden Hills and Centennial Park, a...

Roads, interlocal agreements dominate council meeting

An interlocal agreement with Cheney to provide police department data service was the main topic of discussion by the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 18 meeting. Since 2008, the city has been using the service through Cheney. In 2016, there was...

Cheney commission recommends parking changes to City Council

Cheney’s Planning Commission is sending a recommendation to the City Council for making changes regarding residential parking in the city. Those changes mainly affect multifamily development, although the original draft proposal included...

Rassier named Yard of the Month

Cheney resident Tina Rassier's home at 320 Buena Vista Drive has been selected the September Yard of the Month by the Cheney Garden and Kiwanis clubs. Rassier receives a $25 gift certification from...

Cheney volleyball remains perfect with three more wins

It’s not easy playing three matches in three days, but the Cheney High School volleyball team made that feat look easy last week. The Lady Blackhawks didn’t drop a game in downing — in order — West Valley, North Central and Clarkston, the...

Schools stand together: 'FREEMAN STRONG'

Combine having to play one of the Northeast A League's top teams along with the emotion that the Freeman Scotties brought to the field last Friday night and an already uphill battle quickly became a...

Showdown at Fairways will feature regional top runners

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Derek Slaughter’s brainchild came about in conversation with the guy who used to occupy his current slot as Cheney High School boys cross country head coach — Jay Martin. The two conversed, as have many others who follow...

Lady Blackhawks earn split with Clarkston, Shadle

The Cheney High School girls soccer split their matches last week, dropping their Great Northern League season-opener at Clarkston, 3-1, but rebounding for a convincing 5-0 non-league win over Greater Spokane League’s Shadle Park on the home...

Cheney football falls 56-10 at Post Falls; Eisenhower is next

The Cheney High School Blackhawks took on Post Falls, the 5A Inland Empire League school powerhouse, last Friday and fell 56-10. “We played a very good Post Falls team,” head coach Bobby Byrd said. “I imagine they are going to do well in...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 23, EWU at Montana, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, EWU hosts Sacramento State, 1:35 p.m. COLLEGE SOCCER Friday, Sept. 22, EWU...

Progress, but no wins for ML volleyball

Medical Lake volleyball had a winless week, but were ever so close to earning their first set victory of the season. In the span of four days, the Cardinals lost 3-0 matches to Newport, Riverside and Colville. Following a 14-25, 11-25, 10-25 loss...

Sports Briefs

Gubrud’s big day earns Big Sky award Thanks to a 650-yard offensive explosion by the Eagles, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington University’s junior All-America quarterback, was selected as the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Sept....

Cards' cross country measures up

Smokey skies took away a critical warm-up race for Medical Lake’s cross country team when the Highlander Invitational at Shadle Park was cancelled on Sept. 9. But things are more clear for the Cards, and their head coach Gene Blankenship...

Geiger scores the goals in Cardinals' wins

Quantity or quality, Medical Lake’s Makayla Geiger has both covered on the soccer pitch. The record setting senior forward exhibited both last week as the Cardinals won a pair of matches, 2-1in a Northeast A League contest Sept. 12 at Riverside...

Many discussions needed post-Freeman

If not for the quick thinking of a school custodian, and a jammed rifle, the Sept. 13 shooting at Freeman High School could have been worse — much worse. Not to lessen the impact of one student killed, three others wounded and dozens of lives...

'What Happened' leaves key questions unanswered

It was perhaps appropriate that the release of Hillary Clinton’s book, “What Happened,” came in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The tour to promote the tale of arguably the most astonishing political defeat in this nation’s history...

Setting a worldwide 'PACE'

Windsor Elementary School and Westwood Middle School students combined to celebrate Partners Advancing Character Education’s (PACE) Worldwide Character Day. Schools, families, businesses and organizations were invited to take part in a variety of...

StageWest's 'Academia Nuts' seeks to answer some important questions

What is going on with the door? To find out come to one of StageWest’s performances this weekend of the Gregg Kreutz’s comedy “Academia Nuts,” directed by Harry Schafer and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc....

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Sept. 24, Mushroom Foraging, community...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney book group meets on Sept. 26 The Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library will meet on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the library reading room. The book “Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren will be discussed. Special guest...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1917, Mrs. Otto Turk took over the photography studio formerly owned by A.A. Ames. Mrs. Turk installed a large camera for portraits, as well as handling Kodak photo finishing for customers. Learn more about our area’s...

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church is hosting a women’s Bible study fellowship satellite group. Women from Cheney and the West Plains are invited to attend. They meet Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall, lower level at the...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 20, 2007 One re-running, longtime councilman and first-time challenger were in the race for Medical Lake City Council Position 6. Twelve-year Councilman Sam Julagay and local business owner John Paikuli, both Medical Lake...

Cheney police warn of IRS, Hurricane Harvey scams

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey over Labor Day weekend and most recently Hurricane Irma usually create an outpouring of support from individuals throughout the country. Unfortunately, they also create an outpouring of groups and/or...

Setting the PACE

Windsor Elementary School and Westwood Middle School students combined to celebrate Partners Advancing Character Education's (PACE) Worldwide Character Day. Schools, families, businesses and...

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